A Shocking Statistic
During the most serious car/large truck accidents involving at least one fatality, 98 percent of the deaths were the occupants in the passenger vehicle. This means that for every 100 deaths, 98 were those riding in the car, not the 18-wheeler. Not every large truck crash causes fatalities, but 3,100 people die in crashes with large trucks each year. This number, while tragic, does not come close to the number of people injured during a semi truck crash. For every death, hundreds are injured - sometimes seriously.
The Most Dangerous Trucks
Not all trucks are created equal. Multiple trailer trucks which are hauling two or more trailers don't handle as well as single trailer trucks. The multiple connection points cause the truck and trailer to become more unstable, causing higher rates of:
Lane encroachments (crossing over the center line)
All of these events are common causes of trucking crashes. The risks of such events increase with the number of trailers that are being pulled.
The Dallas tractor trailer wreck attorneys at the Hart Law Firm hope that this article helps you better understand the dangers of large truck accidents. We feel that it is our job to not only offer expert legal advice, but to also create the resources you need. If you have been injured in a collision with a large truck, you deserve to have the best legal representation possible. Contact a truck accident attorney at the Hart Law Firm for your free consultation.